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the attorneys general of maryland and virginia joined 15 other states in asking the website to block its adult services section. today they got results. darcy spencer joins us in the studio now with more on this story. darcie? >> maryland's attorney general told me craigslist needed to take this action. it's a site where kids can trade be baseball cards, you can buy a couch and engauge in prostitution. and that's just wrong. when you go on the popular website craigslist, one feature is now gone, where he used to be able to click on adult services, it now says sensored. >> this is what we asked them to do. this is what we asked them to do. this is not a gray area. craigslist was being used as a medium, as a vehicle for people to commit illegal acts. >> craigslist removed the adult services section from the site two weeks after attorneys general from across the country demanded its removal. maryland attorney general is among 17 top prosecutors who wanted craigslist to stop offering an online brothel. >> on craigslist, there were literally women for sale. there was an online brothel going on. we
prosecutors in 17 states, including virginia and maryland, asked the classified website to block it. darcy spencer has more on the change that many are applauding. >> reporter: when you go on craigsli craigslist, one hefeature is go. >> this is the right thing to do. this is not a gray area. what was happening was craigslist was being used as a medium, as a vehicle for people to commit illegal acts. >> reporter: they removed the section from the site two weeks after attorneys general demanded its removal. doug is among 17 top trors who wanted craigslist to stop kaufrg what he called an online brothel. >> there were literally women for sale. it was an online brothel going on. we told craigslist, you have to stop this. this is facilitating crime. >>reporter: there have been numerous police investigations of victims who met their attackers on site. montgomery coun montgomery county firefighter met a 16-year-old girl who turned out to be an undercover officer. cathy lynn near told news 4, i am glad to hear the feature was removed. although there are many other places predators will look to exp
, for hundreds of virginia drivers trying to process their licenses. but at least the dmv is open. 14 virginia dmv offices will be open for business today from 1:00 to 5:00. a computer glitch late last month caused a backlog. 14 offices will also be open tomorrow between 8:00 and noon. you can see the full list at nbcwashington.com. give yourself extra time if you're riding metro's red line. the transit agency closed five stations so crews could work on the tracks. free shuttles can take you between the stations but the service could add an extra 40 minutes to your commute. we continue to follow a developing story out of new zealand this morning. a 7.1 magnitude earthquake ripped a new 11-foot-long fault line into the surface. it is a miracle no one was killed. only two people were injured. buildings have crumbled. the power and water supplies have now been restored. a state of emergency and curfew have been decleared amid concerns of falling debris. >> early indications are there was quite significant damage to private property but obviously it's right across the city. >> more than 60 aftersh
virginia and west virginia were the worst ranking 33rd and 44th respectively. >>> so these days getting a diploma isn't the only thing seniors have to worry about, college prep, dances, photos. how one family is dealing with the cost of just being a high school senior. >> reporter: single mom brenda brown is bracing for her daughter's senior year, not just the events, excitement and memorable moments but just what all that will cost. >> we just have to talk to her about what we can afford and try to give her a little bit of everything but you can't get everything. we have to pick and choose. >> you grow up really fast, you have to get a job. you have to do all this stuff just to be a senior. >> reporter: for seniors there is so much to choose from and save for. senior pictures, $350 package, graduation fees, the prom, homecoming, s.a.t. fees and prep courses and college application fees. >> homecoming and prom, that is hard to think about going to because you have to pay for them and they are very pricey. >> it came up to $1,700 and that doesn't include the car. >> reporter: and work. i
in virginia will be open today. a computer glitch almost two weeks ago stopped transactions for driver's license and id cards. they will help deal with some of the backlog of applications. head to nbcwashington.com to find hours and locations of the open offices. >>> the district will bridge in the unofficial end of sushl with the orchestra. it will hold its annual labor day concert on the west lawn. catch a dress rehearsal at 3:30. both events are open and free to the public. your weather forecast is many canning up next. stay with us. >>> chuck, it sounds like today's weather will be better than yesterday. >> it depends. if you wanted to fly a kite, yesterday would have been the better day to do it. outside right now, beautiful blue sky over washington. temperatures are generally speaking in the 50s and 60s now as you look like from our tower looking past the national cathedral. you can see the tip of the washington monument as well. 67 downtown. 62 in vienna, virginia. 63 in winchester, virginia. 55 in martinsburg, west virginia. delightful weather today. temperatures will climb int
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